Conservation at Kruger National Park - South Africa

Founded in 1898, Kruger is one of the oldest National Parks in the world and at over 4.8 million acres, it’s also one of the largest.

For more than a century an extraordinary diversity of wildlife and wilderness has been protected within its boundaries.

In 2001, to strengthen Kruger National Park’s future financial sustainability, the Park authority decided to make approximately 3% of its more remote areas available as private concessions for 25-year lease periods. Singita was awarded one of these concessions, and permitted to construct lodges, accommodating a maximum of 42 guests, as well as 150kms of private road in this unexplored part of the Park.

Singita Lebombo and Sweni Lodges were the result of this agreement; with the support of our guests, our sustainable tourism model funds the concession fees that help ensure the continued conservation and protection of Kruger’s precious ecosystem. Conservation projects in the areas nearby our concessions are carried out by our non-profit conservation partner the Singita Lowveld Trust in line with our strategic approach toward community, biodiversity, and sustainability.

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CommunityEmergency Food Relief Program – COVID-19

Helping rural communities at this critical time Due to the potentially devastating impact of COVID-19, the South African government acted early, declaring a nationwide lockdown in March. This swift and decisive action definitely saved lives and allowed health services to prepare and increase their capacity, but the negative effects on the economy and livelihoods in…

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BiodiversityLionscape Coalition

Singita has joined forces with three of Africa’s other leading ecotourism operators to launch The Lionscape Coalition. Together with &Beyond, Wilderness Safaris, Conservation Travel Foundation by Ultimate Safaris, Asilia Africa, Dazzle Africa and Great Plains Conservation Singita is working to secure a future for these big cats and their natural habitat. In just 25 years,…

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CommunityDreamfields

Soccer Stars of the Future   Along with environmental awareness and the development of small enterprises, education is a key focus of our community partnership projects, and not all of it takes place in the classroom.   At Singita Sabi Sand in South Africa, our conservation partner The Lowveld Trust has partnered with Dreamfields, a non-profit organisation…

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3 Focus Areas of Conservation
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Biodiversity
Our conservation partners strive to restore, improve and protect the biodiversity of the ecosystems under our care to ensure they are functioning as close as possible to their natural, undisturbed state. Read more Play video
Community
Community programmes assist communities to thrive economically and socially in harmony with the natural environment. Programmes have three main objectives: well-educated children; the development of small enterprises; and an improved awareness of conservation and sustainable daily living practices.Read more Play video
Sustainability
At Singita, a sustainable world is one in which people enjoy happy, healthy lives within their fair share of the earth’s resources, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness.Read more Play video
Conservation in our Regions
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